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by Brabjohn
Fri Sep 02, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O VAM 38D
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: 1900-O VAM 38D

Would love to see a photo!
by Brabjohn
Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE
Replies: 36
Views: 1394

Re: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE

My experience is PCGS will not PL a coin unless it is MS60 or better. NGC will PL high AU coins but not sure about AU55. Not sure on ANACS, perhaps John can lend his insight.
by Brabjohn
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O O/CC VAM 8D
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: 1900-O O/CC VAM 8D

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by Brabjohn
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 o/cc
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: 1900 o/cc

Looks like a Vam 8.
by Brabjohn
Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O O/CC VAM 8D
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: 1900-O O/CC VAM 8D

My understanding is new clashed designations need letter transfer and the 8B obverse letter transfer is consistent through EDS 8B, 8C, and LDS 8B. I’ll have to dig up the letter from Leroy on the LDS Vam 8B that I sent him. The 8C designation was not added due to removal of clashing but rather the a...
by Brabjohn
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 26
Views: 1955

Re: PCGS Frustration

I have a 20 piece US silver invoice that was received by PCGS 3/23/23. 70 business days/99 calendar days later and it is still just scheduled for grading.
Quality and OTD are the generally accepted metrics of success. PCGS can’t hang their hat on either right now. Not a formula for success.
by Brabjohn
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 26
Views: 1955

Re: PCGS Frustration

I share the frustration. In addition, I have seen quite a few QC issues. Forgetting to assign VAM’s, forgetting to capture the true view photos, missing obvious overmintmarks, wrong VAM designations, etc. Have seen these issues over the years but as of late I have yet to get an invoice back without ...
by Brabjohn
Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1900-O Bag Damage?
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: 1900-O Bag Damage?

John, you were spot on!
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by Brabjohn
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace dollar
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: 1921 Peace dollar

I think the ungraded coin has a shot at UNC. Hard to tell for me with the photos if there is wear on the high points. It is nicely struck but wear is wear.
2nd graded coin to me looks UNC although very poorly struck. I’m in the 62 camp.
by Brabjohn
Mon Apr 18, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: New VAM

Looks like the 1900-O Vam 15/15A. I had an example that was very pronounced post grease strike through that made it into a Mint Error TPG holder.
by Brabjohn
Tue Mar 08, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1900-O Bag Damage?
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: 1900-O Bag Damage?

Thanks John!
by Brabjohn
Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1900-O Bag Damage?
Replies: 3
Views: 848

1900-O Bag Damage?

Looking for advice on whether you think this coin would straight grade or get body bagged for damage. Spacing looks right for a denticle ding from another Morgan. All comments welcome!
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by Brabjohn
Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with a 1900-O, please.
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Need help with a 1900-O, please.

Can you provide LFCP’s? I’m leaning towards Vam 15 series.
by Brabjohn
Sat Feb 12, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Dents in coins
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Dents in coins

I’ve always struggled with rim dings. I’ve had some straight grade and some not. I’ve been told as long as it’s not into the dentils then it should grade but that not always true.

Anyone have better criteria to judge by?
by Brabjohn
Fri Feb 11, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I bought it! Then not available - OT - sort of
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: I bought it! Then not available - OT - sort of

Someone might have been quicker to complete the checkout process.
by Brabjohn
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Toning Help/Opinion
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: OT Toning Help/Opinion

AT on both IMO. Those purples and blues with not much other color spectrums are usually bad news. I had to learn the hard way that just because a coin may get tagged as artificial doesn’t necessarily mean that it was in a literal sense. It’s more about market acceptable toning than the method in whi...
by Brabjohn
Sun Jan 30, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O Trouble matching a privately made
Replies: 7
Views: 1208

Re: 1900-O Trouble matching a privately made

Agreed, 22C1
by Brabjohn
Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cast Counterfeit or PMD?
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

Re: Cast Counterfeit or PMD?

Obverse photo
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by Brabjohn
Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cast Counterfeit or PMD?
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

Re: Cast Counterfeit or PMD?

Lee knows me all too well. Yes, it’s a 1900-O.
by Brabjohn
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cast Counterfeit or PMD?
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

Cast Counterfeit or PMD?

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